Katharine Lee Bates

Aug. 12, 1859 - Mar. 28, 1929


I Will Not Fear (Sorrow and vain desire ...)

by Katharine Lee Bates

Sorrow and vain desire
Are drifts of darkness gone
Upon the ebb of night.

Spark of the primal fire,
Bliss wakens with the dawn,
Light answering to light.


Yellow Clover: A Book Of Remembrance
Copyright 1922
E. P. Dutton & Company, New York